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Old 12-13-2018, 04:11 PM   #4841  
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I have all the part 135 PIC minimums met, however I only have 25 hours of multi. Feeling very reluctant to go to regionals. What are my chances of making PIC at ameriflight?
I have 34 hours and recruiting told me I needed 50 before they would start the interview process.

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Old 12-13-2018, 07:51 PM   #4842  
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Curious what the real/practical requirements are to be home based in the BE99? Seemed like several months ago, there were a number of home based positions posted, but have not seen them for a while. At the time, the listed requirements were the same as the other BE99 CA positions, but I think I saw a comment somewhere that Ameriflight is actually looking for higher experience for home basing due to the variety of locales/conditions that might be encountered.

So are they still hiring home based folks at all? If so, what are you looking for? I surpass the normal BE99 CA listed requirements, but have to stay in the Austin area for another year for family reasons. SAT would be a 2 hr one-way drive for me, not really commutable for the Ameriflight schedule.
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Curious what the real/practical requirements are to be home based in the BE99? Seemed like several months ago, there were a number of home based positions posted, but have not seen them for a while. At the time, the listed requirements were the same as the other BE99 CA positions, but I think I saw a comment somewhere that Ameriflight is actually looking for higher experience for home basing due to the variety of locales/conditions that might be encountered.

So are they still hiring home based folks at all? If so, what are you looking for? I surpass the normal BE99 CA listed requirements, but have to stay in the Austin area for another year for family reasons. SAT would be a 2 hr one-way drive for me, not really commutable for the Ameriflight schedule.
You must live in north Austin. I lived in south Austin when I started with AMF and could make it to SAT in 45 minutes at 5AM. But that was also 18 years ago.
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:09 AM   #4844  
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How long is the training contract for the ACP program? Also, how many hours do you get on average as an BE-99 pilot? I am assuming around 70-80 a month?
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:20 AM   #4845  
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You must live in north Austin. I lived in south Austin when I started with AMF and could make it to SAT in 45 minutes at 5AM. But that was also 18 years ago.
Cedar Park, actually. It's a solid 1:30 with zero traffic. But how often is that the case on IH-35?
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:33 PM   #4846  
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How long is the training contract for the ACP program? Also, how many hours do you get on average as an BE-99 pilot? I am assuming around 70-80 a month?
$15,000 was the last one I've seen.

every 400h it'll get reduced by $5,000. So once you fly 1,200h with AMF the contract is "paid off"

I'd say average flight time for BE99 is about 50 to 60h a month.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:35 PM   #4847  
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Where are the 1900s based?
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:22 AM   #4848  
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Where are the 1900s based?
The Metro's and the 1900's are sprinkled widely, and a few are at.most bases, unlike the 120''s which are more specialized.

While not aimed specifically at you, I would like to add to this thread....
A quick search of the company website and the job listings will give you most every answer you seek... remember, a pilot needs to know where to find the answers to a question in their daily work, and doing a half hour of research, looking at this thread a bit, and the companies websites, to do basic research in any companies you have interest in might be a good first step....let's face it, company culture and lifestyle is a huge factor in deciding if any company is the right "fit" for both the job seeker and the employer.
When a person speaks to an informed possible future hire, it makes a much better first impression for any job seeker in any situation... people only get one chance to make a first impression.
Yes, the copilot positions in planes NOT NEEDING a copilot has a contract, simply put it person flying in that position is an added expense, and the company must ensure they stay around once a qualified captain for a bit to even break even on the $$.
Reality is, seeing ice, thunderstorms, snowstorms, deicing, etc with an experienced captain the first time is a huge help...I did it back in the day Solo....was pretty stressful...a bit of time in the right seat to get "seasoned" a bit before switching seats knowing you will stay a couple years isn't a bad deal IMHO.
Everybody's goals and expectations are different, but I have always said, be ready to stay at any job a bit...you never know when things suddenly change like it did on September 11th, or when the retirement age changed (the majors almost stopped hiring for several years).... unexpected events that left many people stuck at jobs several years longer than they had planned.
Honestly look at lifestyle, family time, and the way a company treats it's employees are all important....no place is perfect, but size of a company plays a huge role...in a huge operation, you are simply a number in a union, Cannon fodder...in smaller companies, the job still needs to get done, buy you as an individual are more likely to make an impact with your knowledge and inputs....a huge factor in job satisfaction.
Having friends who live and die, having memorized their union contract to a large part, and usually only get weekdays off (Tues, Wednesday and maybe Thursday) with half if the first and last day spent commuting, eating prepackaged meals out if a cooler bad or food court, I can say cargo has been good to me.
But it's different for everyone...
Look what's really important to you...
Some get "shinny jet syndrome", and some just like to fly, get a pay check, and enjoy their life.
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Thanks Zippy; I agree 100% that is why I'm looking at potential pilot bases. I have always wanted to be a pilot but never did it for various reasons. Now I want to change careers and do what I always wanted to do. I am not looking to break into the the majors, I just want to fly for a living in a part 135 operation for a few years. Maybe even fly charter or corporate at some point. Just fly until I retire.
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Where are the 1900s based?
We have BE1900 routes in the following bases: BFI, BUR, CVG, SDF, DFW, SAT, LAN, OMA, PDX, PHX, SJU, and SLC

Hope that helps!
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